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22 February 2013

Wireless Festival tickets up for grabs exclusively for Hackney residents

HACKNEY residents have a chance to grab much sought after tickets for the Wireless Festival, which features headliners Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake, at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park this summer.

A set number of tickets – which went on sale this morning – have been reserved for residents in the London 2012 host boroughs, including Hackney.

It will be Timberlake’s sole UK festival performance on Friday, 12 July; and rapper Jay-Z’s only European show on Saturday, 13 July.

They will be joined by some of the most popular urban acts of the last 12 months including Frank Ocean, Rita Ora, Emeli Sande, Kendrick Lamar and Miguel. Other performers on the bill include Snoop Dogg, John Legend, Trey Songz and Calvin Harris.

Jay-Z’s set at the BBC Radio 1 Hackney Weekend was celebrated as one of the standout performances of last year’s festival season.

Wireless will form part of a summer series of events to celebrate the reopening of the Olympic Park with music, culture and sport. Last month, promoters Live Nation announced Wireless was to move there after 10 years at Hyde Park. The firm won exclusive rights to host major music events in the North Park and Olympic Stadium.

Dennis Hone, Chief Executive, of London Legacy Development Corporation which runs the Park, said: "Working with Live Nation and the local boroughs, we are delighted to be able to offer tickets reserved exclusively for local residents to this fantastic event.

"This summer, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will host an exciting series of events in addition to the Wireless festival. There will be concerts, cultural and sporting events and much more – with lots of opportunities for local people.

"We are on track to deliver a top visitor destination and a great legacy for East London."

Other Olympic venues being redeveloped post Games are the International Broadcast Centre, which will see iCity and BT Sports relocate there, and the Copper Box, to be operated by leisure centre management firm GLL. Both are in Hackney.
 
The park is being reopened in stages, following a £292million transformation project due to be completed next year.

Tickets start at £57.50 plus booking fee for one day, or £110 for both.

Standard day tickets will be held until 26 February for East Londoners to take advantage of the offer.

To buy tickets, visit Wireless Festival, input the first part of your postcode as the password. For example, if your postcode is E8 1FB, your password should be 'E8.'

Jay-Z is to headline Wireless festival at the Olympic Park

Jay-Z is to headline Wireless festival at the Olympic Park

Jay-Z is to headline Wireless festival at the Olympic Park

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